Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.com
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
I'm probably risking the wrath of many here, given that this is such a well loved set, but I found 10193 - Medieval Market Village (http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=10193-1)
really tedious to build.
I've had a great run on builds recently because I've built up such a backlog, so recently I've had the pleasure of picking and choosing and built the T1 Camper Van, Fire Brigade and AC Earth Defense HQ, and I really enjoyed the build on all of those. I couldn't wait to get started on the MMV but for some reason I just found it so boring to build, I was really struggling for motivation to finish it. I also had some serious stability issues whilst building the upper floors of the blue house especially when working on the roof section.
By the way, I love the finished set, so it was worth it in the end.
Anyone else have the same issue or am I in a camp of one?
Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.com • Amazon
Recent discussions •
Robie House looks almost painful to build.
However, it is great once it's finished. It's also brilliant (as mentioned elsewhere) for medieval-style modular building MOCs (or even for just creating a Midsomer-style summer village fete!), which is what I've been using the pieces for more recently.
Not planning to get Robie House, so won't subject myself to that one...
What is wrong with it?
@bricknation & @kor - I agree with you, Robie House looks like a nightmare. We have it to build, but I'm going to be happy to "let" my wife build that one. ;)
Have to say, I agree about the numbered bags, this set could really have benefited from it. I don't like the bags being numbered in all sets, but this one, yes.
I have not yet built mine, but I am wagering it would be a bit tedious. you can really tell by the way the buildings look on the box.. I'd imagine plenty of 1x1 and 1x2 brick in this, but the stability to issues are getting kind of annoying with LEGO. I know they want to design the best sets out there, but if it is at the cost of stability then what is the point?
If you have not built a Market street then you kinda get the idea of pain when you build the MMV apparently. Market street is tedious to say the least. A HUGE amount of 1x2's... may as well be an 80's King's castle...lol
But I tend to look forward to doing the minifigs and little bits (though they're worth saving for whoever finishes the main building first if you're splitting it)
I really like the end result of Tower Bridge, but if you want a boring build, that's the one - it was so repetitive, and getting those tan cheeses straight drives you insane after a while.
I had read all the hype surrounding it on this forum, and was expecting a super-fantastic build with an even better finished product. The build was bleh, but the finished product is great. :D
Quite possibly my least favorite building experience in the 5+ years I've been out of my Dark Ages.
With regards to the bags, I can't stand having to rummage through all of the bags looking for a part. It is like playing memory when you ar searching for pieces which adds so much time to the builds. I guess LEGO thinks we might feel cheated if we finish a build quickly but I really can't stand this oart of the hobby. It is like reverse sorting and sorting is THE worst part of being an AFOL.
Now, every set has some dull moments while building, at least for me, so I don't think this is a big deal. Most of you probably assembled "better" sets, like Cafe Corner or Green Grocer, so it's normal to feel a bit bored on a set like this.
It is not my intention to put anyone off buying this set, the end result is worth it.
I just ordered 5 more from amazon.fr, they are selling them for 75€.
Build enjoyment bar was since raised considerably by Green Grocer and is yet to be beaten.
Just out of curiosity, a question for everyone who found MMV build tedious. What was your most enjoyable build?
I put it back in the box for 'next year'. I'll probably build it at the beginning of December, along with my currently MISB Toy Shop and Post Office.